Nutrition Supporter

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Coordinator | Abel Robert
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High­lights

Poor nutrition access for children leads to problems with their growth and ability to concentrate at school, but families are often unaware of this.
Improve the nutrition of a rural community and educate communities them.
Participating in a Nutrition Volunteer in Uganda and you gain an understanding of the challenges facing local communities.
You should be willing to help where needed, have a genuine interest in nutrition and understand the importance of living healthily as these are at the heart of our nutrition volunteering placements.
and lack of general health education leads to many easily avoidable problems.
Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been cheapest. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Each nutrition project has its own goals reflecting the demographic and food available locally. Common activities that you will get involved with include preparing gardens for health on the program and helping to write and deliver community awareness session.  You will find the experience extremely enlightening as you learn about the cultural importance placed on certain foods, availability and access to certain products and the most common challenge of all, incorporating vegetables into everyday diets!

Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been the cheapest and most accessible produce.  It is well known that poor nutrition access for children leads to problems with their growth and ability to concentrate at school, but families are often unaware of this. By volunteering on a nutrition project with Saint Ann Foundation you will work in the heart of communities helping local teams to improve diets.

Volunteer placements that you can join with a focus on nutrition include a project to improve nutritional standards in Ugandaefforts to improve the nutrition of a rural community and educate communities them. If you are a student compliment your studies by participating in a Nutrition Volunteer in Uganda and you gain an understanding of the challenges facing local communities.

You don’t need specific experience working with our nutrition projects.  If you have experience or are studying nutrition, community health or child development these projects will be of interest to you.   You should be willing to help where needed, have a genuine interest in nutrition and understand the importance of living healthily as these are at the heart of our nutrition volunteering placements.  

Joining us at Saint Ann Foundation as a volunteer on a nutrition placement and help local communities to improve their diets and the development of their children.

What is the Global Health and Nutrition Volunteering in the project all about?

Come to Uganda and volunteer on a global health and nutrition project in the Buyiga.  Work with a project that reaches out to the rural communities to provide health support.  In rural communities the reliance on maize cone, cassava, potato crops results in high levels of malnutrition, and lack of general health education leads to many easily avoidable problems. Work alongside a rural nurse visiting villages to provide workshops, education sessions and help to run a feeding program within the schools.  Global health and nutrition volunteering in the Buyiga is a great way to support local efforts to improve the quality of lives.

Why choose this Global Health & Nutrition Volunteering project?

For local communities, the ability to learn about health issues and ways to live healthier lifestyles within a local context gives people the ability to take control of their well-being. The feeding program not only provides a nutritious meal for children, but teaches communities what they need to cook for themselves, as well as help them set up small vegetable gardens in which to grow more diverse health produce. Workshops in areas from dental hygiene to sexual health provide additional knowledge. For volunteers with any background in health, the sharing of their knowledge can provide great long-term benefits for the communities, while providing an immersive experience and insight into the health challenges of Buyiga families.

Role of the Healthcare Volunteer

Volunteers on this projects will work alongside the community and Saint Ann Foundation staff preparing and delivering health workshops to the communities. Those with a nutrition background will focus on the feeding program, and help is needed to develop new recipes from cheap and available local ingredients. Those with nursing or medical backgrounds can help with clinics and home visits, especially to those families with disabled or elderly members. Those with other health skills will work to shape their placement. Help families in the community establish Vegetable gardens.

Typical day

We work Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm although sometimes it depends on what needs to be accomplished. Typical working days start with staff meeting to review the tasks at hand including following up on the unfinished ones and planning for the next. Then everyone will get to work on their assigned tasks including those going to the field or attend external meetings. We have team breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 1:00 pm at office 

However flexibility is very important at this level.

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV and recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation
  • Airport pick-up,
  • Pre-Departure Information,
  • Accommodation,  
  • Orientation,
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff,
  • Certification of completion.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 

Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

 

Dorm Room Guest Family Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence. After your confirmation to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, please provide us with the travel details to Uganda. And on arrival day you will find our staff waiting for you.

 

Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$443
6 weeks
$655
8 weeks
$916
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,800
Average fees
$130 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Saint Ann Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Nutrition Supporter

Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been cheapest.

$130/week

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